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. one of those options from the u.n. secretary general was for him to actually send a u.n. force, u.n. blue helmeted soldiers going. what i think is interesting is he said that if he had to provide the troops, he wanted 6,000 troops on the ground. he said that if the situation on the ground was not per missive, and it you seems from everything we're seeing today it's not, he'd need 9,000, so compare the figure that he thought he needed to do the job, 9,000 to what they are going to be authorizing. some are concerned that the u.n. security council is offering a half measure here. >> compromise is being made on what is a very complex situation in an unstable african country. >> a very complex situation, one that's detearor rated since that coup earlier in the year. in many ways, i think observers believe the u.n. security council has been diverted by other crisis by what's, going on in the congress go and also what's been going on in mali. there are two seats still empty -- no, it's starting now, the security council is starting its meeting. >> we may well return to you as that meeting
tells us why. and people flee the central african republic, as violence escalates and the u.n. steps in. >> we begin with nub unemployment numbers. 298,000 people filed for benefits last week. this is only the second time it has been below 300,000. the labor department is also reported an average of 200,000 new jobs every month, from august to october. the employment firm challenger gray and christmas says employers announced fewer layoffs but that still leaves an important decision ahead for congress. for lawmakers don't about soon, they could lose their unemployment in just 23 days. congressional correspondent joins us live now. tell us what congress is doing? well, democrats today held a hear led by house majority lead tore hear from americans who benefited from long term insurance. they wanted to get a sense of what their stories were. we heard from one woman from huntington west virginia, she was working in a hospice o when she lost her job last spring. it was the first time in her adult life that she was without work. she talks about how these benefits helps her out. >> i have bee
people have been killed. gun battles in the central african republic as the u.n. talks about reinforcing foreign troops there. >> now claims the u.s. spy agency is collecting 5 billion phone records every day to pinpoint and check people worldwide. >>> and not just a pest - how this creepy crawley is helping to design the robots of tomorrow. >> . >>> beginning the newshour. 20 are dead after an aattack in sanaa. gunmen are believed to have infiltrated the building through the eastern wing. building. the situation is now under control. there are reports of sporadic gunfire and explosions. >> we spoke to the editor in chief of the ""yemen post." >> it has not been safe in the capital. this was expected. the regime warned that they could escalate. what is behind the attack is unknown. i would not be surprised if al qaeda is not linked to the attack. or that we don't see more of al qaeda's links because it seems more unorganised than an organised attack. there are casualties between injured and killed. the government is downplaying the incident, saying that they have everything under contro
of the french over there by the end of the year. but i think what is worth bearing in mind, the u.n. secretary general when he was asked to come up with options, one of his optioning was to send a full blue elemented force, and he said that if the conditions were dangerous on the ground and it is clear from the report, it is extremely dangerous right now, he'd need 9,000 troops on the ground. now that's double what they have agreed to do with today's resolution, appoint, i put the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. have you enough troops for the job. >> we are in this resolution, walking and chews gum at the same time. we are both strengthening the mandate and working through the funding -- on the ground. but they are not yet up to full speed. we need to address that immediately, we are going to need to increase that by mid december. >> they have asked the secretary to continue planning. they say possibly that could be deployed in the future, lauren. the similar chaos that was? at the moment. >> reporting from -- it's much worse around the rest of the country. and what we unction for the moment is th
are under fire themselves. a u.n. security council prepares to discuss a mandate of african union and french troops operating. if the resolution is adopted the forces will be providing support and supplies. more from the capital. >> we have heard gun fire and mortar rounds as well. all over this city. pretty close to where we are in this hotel now. the city is deserted. people are staying inside the homes. probably the worst fighting bungi has seen since sellicka rebels came into the capital taking control of the country in march in year. we understand - this is from the french military, that the people behind the attack, known as anti-ballica. they are a christian militia who started off as a protection force. now, we don't know whether they have actually grown in size, whether they do have a lot of heavy weaponry at the moment. the african forces which are here and present in bongi have been deployed to different parts of the city. their role is to protect the airport and french citizens. it comes as we wait for a u.n. security council to vote on a second resolution to tend in not only mor
colleagues up in bossangoa that african forces rescued thousands of displaced people and helping the u.n. they are under the protection of african forces there. they are running out of supplies. they need reinforcements desperately, and need the french to head up to those parts of the country to protect people. >> live for us in bangui. jackie row land live in paris. >> the car merritting a lot of discussion but not the only discussion in paris. it's continent wide, isn't it, this discussion. >> it is, and the way that francis hollande sums up the equation in his opening remarks on friday with security and development, he sees the two as being inextricably linked and the economic development of the continent being vital for improving the security situation. he read out of list of countries gripped by terrorism, and mentioned mali, libya, since the revolution, kenya, where there was the attack on the shopping mall and somali where there's ongoing violence. what francis hollande was aiming for as a new partnership whereby africa would be responsible for its security with help, support and
route taken by the u.s. and n.a.t.o., protesting against the drone atakes in the tribal regions which killed dozens of civilians. >> the security deal with the united states is in jeopardy if hamid karzai doesn't sign. that's the message. an n.a.t.o. summit is being attended in brussels. paul brennan is there for us. why can't n.a.t.o. wait for a signature until after the april elections as hamid karzai wants? >> basically because n.a.t.o. says it would be too late to do that. they need a degree of certainty. they are pressing on hamid karzai to sign the agreement because he has agreed to it in principal with talks with secretary of state john kerry. there are budgetary cycles, planning cycles. you can't switch on and off military trainers. they need a degree of certainty for this to happen. if we don't get the signature on that the zero option will have to be on the table and that is an option where the troops will have to be pulled out. it's an option at this point, nout one they are afraid of threatening, if hamid karzai does not sign the agreement. john kerry described it as needi
, in the central african republic, it has led the calls for the u.n. to send in peacekeepers. a muslim leader set himself as leader. they have been accused of committing atrocities against christians. there are reports that christians set up their own groups, but are accused of attacking civilians. desperate civilians were camped at the airport in bangui. >> soldiers are protecting the runway here. the french have a strong u.n. mandate to protect civilians in this country. the airport is completely entry. there are no civilian planes, only military. there's a humanitarian crisis developing. thousands of people have come to the airport because they have nowhere else to go. seleka and anti-balaka are targetting people in their homes. this is the only place they feel safe. >> translation: everyone you see here is a christian. we have no protection. the muslims have sell eka to look after them. we are all central africans, but there is no one to look after us. >> translation: there's nothing to drink or eat. we don't have money to buy anything. >> there are some international charities that are helpi
are mourning. nelson mandela died this week at 95. u. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon will be among the world leaders on tuesday. >> i'm joined from soweto. it's become a symbol of the antiapartheid struggle. haru mutasa, it's a day of reflection and prayer. tell us more about how south africans will spend their sunday. >> take a look at this. it's packed. people from all walks of life, and races coming to remember the priest is speaking. try to learn from mandela, try and do good things. other people are in synagogues. people will go to parks, sit with family and friends and discuss what they remember about nelson mandela. let's tell the world what he loves and what we can learn. >> and remembering him, of course we realise he's in state, but to be there will not be possible because the place will be taken by diplomats and politicians. what is the government putting in place for the people. >> they are putting in big screens so people can watch and see what is going on. it's okay in theory. a lot of people want to know what is possible. a lot of people want to be close to the villa
in increasingly contested skies. >>> a team of u.n. weapons inspectors arrive in iran today to tour a nuclear facility. it's the first time that a u.n. team is able to visit the site in more than two years. meanwhile, president obama has said that the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor their nuclear weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. he was speaking at a pro-israel forum in washington. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back the enrichment of uranium, which could be used to build a nuclear bomb but also to generate nuclear energy. iran calls their program peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you asked me what is the likelihood that we're able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing a six-month agreement on iran's nuke prarm. rouhani said the deal has already benefitted
not improved their scors scores muc. the education second called it the picture stagnation. >> and how the u.n. is using drones to keep the peace. >> and you wouldn't believe how much the partridge in a pear tree costs now. >> a dramatic rescue caught on tape. this is the moment a nigerian ship was pulled from under water after spending three days trapped in a tug boat. he shows his hand as he reaches out to alert the rescue diver that he is okay. he managed to survive by breathing in air in an air bubble and the boat overturned while pulling an oil tanker ovef off the coast of nigeria. he is the only survivor of a 12 member crew. >> the united nations has now started using drones. the u.n. says peacekeepers are flying unmanned craft to monitor the activity between rawanda and u began a began beganuganda. james bay has more. >> it's a first taking to the skies the u.n. has fleets of white painted suv's and trucks and helicopters and planes and now the first united nations unmanned aerial ai aircraft more commonly known as a drone. unlike those of the use it's equipped with only a camera not ar
phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked credential. users of facebook, yahoo twitter could be affected. 16,000 accounts were hacked that use 123456. >> anarchy in argentina, why police refuse to put a stop no wild looting in one city. >> american doctors on the front lines of a bird flu scare half a world away. >> they've come a long way since don't ask, don't tell. coming out created new problems. >> you are looking at dallas, were there may be rain together and possibly tonight. >>> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. looting in argentina, why the police did not step in to stop it. >> first a look at the weathe
last march, today the u.n. security council approved the peace keeping force to end the violence, french president announced he would double the troops perhaps within hours. >> i have decided to react immediately. starting tonight, with the african forces and for the support of the european partners. >> there are conflicting numbers of the dead. in bagn where ohs are hoping that help comes soon. >> they are very much in control of the capitol now. and they are based just outside what is the main hospital here, where the injuries are -- and the dead are being brought. they have told us that more than 1,000 of the militia, that have carried out the attacks have been killed or run away. let's take a look inside the hospital, where you can see the injured people who are being treated. namely by doctors without boarders. now, we have seen people here who have gunshot injuries, rbg injuries and also machete injuries as well. now is situation in this city seems to be calming down, but the issue now, particularly for the international community is what to do about the escalating violence
a strong u.n. mandate to protect civilians in this country. you can see that the airport is just completely empty. there's no civilian planes that are landing. there's a humanitarian crisis which is developing. thousands of people have come to the airport because they have nowhere else to go. seleka and anti-balaka are targetting people in their homes. this is the only place they feel safe. >> translation: everyone you see here is a christian. there are no muslims here, we have no application. the muslims have seleka to look after them. we are central africans but there's nobody to defend us. >> translation: we have nothing to drink, there's nothing to eat and we don't have money to buy anything. >> there are some international charities which are helping the people, but food and water are limited in the city. there are almost half a million people around the country who have lost their homes. >> the french sent a fighter plane that flew low over the city in a way to intimidate the seleka and anti-balaka fighters. the big question is when will these people be able to go home, will they want
here. the u.n. is handling out clothes packs for the children. but the people are told by the authorities that they have to leave to make way for the families of dead fighters. >> i knew this, but where are we supposed to go. anyone that has just arrived. i bring them here. >> covered by blankets, an old man is found outside. he's sick and needs medical attention. >> in another camp they try to repair damage from a storm. this man says, "we have nothing, we have to burn plastic bags to make a fire." the fighting causes more civilian deaths, many children, the people prepare for the third winter of the syrian war, with nothing more than a will to survive. >> u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel is meeting pakistani prime minister nau nawaz sharif. he has expressed a desire for closer links with washington rrk. we are joined live from islamabad. chuck hagel and nawaz sharif have their work cut out, don't they. >> indeed, and the pakistani government is upbeat about this. they are saying this the past few months high level contact are paying off and repairing the mistrust ex
to study biology. >> he has the power, he says, like everyone else to reach for his dreams. >> the u.n. marked the 21st international day of persons with disabilities on thursday. >>> new numbers that show j.c. penneys' efforts to bounce back are working. >>> safety you can't see - new device offered to direct bicyclists in accidents. >>> looks can be deceiving, a picture of davonte freman, that isn't a photograph. welcome back. taking a look at business. aggressive discounts paying off for american automakers in november. sales climing to their highest levels in six years. chrysler raised by 6% because of the jeroke. ford up 7%. the fusion and f-series trucks leading the way. >>> j.c. penney's turn around plan is showing progress. sales rose for a second straight mondays, up 10% from a year ago. shoppers are turning to stores after the company brought back aggressive discounts that ron johnson, the previous ceo, had dropped. the do you closed lower on tuesday. falling 94 points. analysts say investors are worried about pulling back on the federal stimulus. we'll get a picture with a
the newly appointed army chief. >> a team of u.n. inspectors has arrived in iran, the first time they've had access to an iranian nuclear facilities in two years. they agreed to roll back their enrichment of uranium that could be used to build a bomb. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. >> we have to not constantly assume. that it's not possible for iran, like any country to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask what is the likelihood to arrive at the end state i described earlier. i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other powers will meet to discuss a 6-month deal to slow tehran's nuclear program. bernie madoff speaking out. the man behind the largest ponsy scheme. what he says about his time in prison. mars - giving doctors an inside look at his patient's brain. the technology making indepth probes >> bernie madoff says prison is like summer camp. the master mind. largest ponsy scheme in history was interviewed by "the wall street journal" and says they sho
is the former deputy president of the south africa and serves as the u.n. undersecrety general and executive director of u.n. women. it is good to see you. >> good to see you. >> can you tell me what ofs it like to work in south africa, in the government. >> specifically under nelson mandela, it was - at a time when we had just gotten into government so everything was new for all of us. we were optimistic, highly motivated, and to work for someone like him, who worked around the clock, you felt that you had to be up and about doing your work, because that's what the boss is doing, and he was much older than you. you had no excuse to be tilered. >> you had so much hope, yet the changes that he faced and you faced as a government were enormous. reconciliation grew out of that. how did it happen. >> when he came out of prison. when he took the step to become the president of the country. he was single-minded about making south africa work for everybody. and to the extent that he made it to reconcile with those that were used to oppress us, he was convinced that it was not too difficult and too
and interreligious crimes that can degenerate. the security council and i welcome the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon who has given a mandate to re-establish order to protect the population and to insure stability that then lead to elections. >> more now on our top story. the death of nelson mandela. south africa's foreign minister. at mandela's insistence. he served in the first post apartheid government. >> that kept nelson mandela in jail, and he then served under mandela in south africa's first cabinet. it was his task to publicly defend the continued imprisonment of mandela and other political developments. privately he long lobbied for mandela's release. >> due to the effect that mandela ought to be released that we are making a bigger martyr of him every day that he stays in prison. and that is international acclaim. and it would be growing to an extent that we would not be able to hand it will any longer. unfortunately at that time it was. >> eight years later nelson mandela bake a free man. >> he spent 27 years in prison. and the day he was released he displayed the--he displayed the ac
detonated. belgrade was heavily bombed by the nazi german air force in 1941. >>> a u.n. report ranks sweden as the number one country in the world to grow old in. by 2050 older people will outnumber under 15s for the first time. in sweden it's feared there won't be enough health care workers and facilities to take care of them all. the government is looking at new ways to help people stay in their homes for as long as possible. linda newburg reports now from southern sweden. >> reporter: it's coach time at this nursing home in stockholm. most of the residents are over 80-year-old and have different degrees of dementia. she's 98, and her room is filled with photographs and momentos of her past. this facility tries to create a familiar atmosphere for its residents. it represents the government's models of what an elderly care facility should be. not all nursing homes in sweden look like that, but they could according to the head manager here. >> reporter: we don't have a special recipe pour philosophy. we emphasize human contact and care for every individual's personal needs. we're just doing
, the president who has been speaking to the european commission president and the secretary general of the u.n., there is lots of international pressure here to try to stop further violence which was witnessed a week ago when the police heavy handedly moved in against the protesters causing injuries. there was an international outcry against that. that is right, that is the next crucial moment tuesday but i think the hope is some kind of compromise, some way through this can be found without further clashes between the protesters and the riot police. >> reporter: tim, thank you very much for getting us up to date and tim friend is from the capital kiev. you are watching the al jazeera news hour and still ahead severing family ties and kim jong-unhas been under the gun for drugs and gambling. and this is the streets of singapore and in sport find out why this shot from onon left tiger woods at the pga challenge in california, those details coming up. ♪ 27 people have been arrested in singapore after the worst riot in more than 40 years, two police vehicles were set a light after they hit and
1600 groups in the colony and u.n. improved an increase to 6,000. another attack in iraq as violence escalates and a car bomb exploded outside of a cafe in the northeast region killing 11 people and explosions on sunday killed 39 and injured more than 120. most of those attacks happened on busy commercial streets. u.n. says 8,000 iraqis have been killed this year. drone strikes and taliban were the topics today during high-level meetings in pakistan and chuck hagel met with sharif and the army chief and this is the first since the tirade that killed bin laden in 2011 and he flew and met with troops but not the president and hamid karzai is refusing to sign before the year's end. they are backing the afghan counterparts decision for the deal and karzai met in tehran sunday with rohani and calling for trade and security and they opposed the presence of troops in afghanistan, the only country asking karzai not to sign the security deal. the security agreement would secure billions of dollars afghanistan needs to boost economy but in limbo the currency is falling and as al jazeera jayne
.s. military is the strongest in the world. u.s. and n.a.t.o. leaders are meeting in bruls -- brussels hoping to percade hamid karzai to sign. keeping u.s. military troops past 2014. after a second day of talks, paul joins us. >> n.a.t.o. officials meet with afghan's foreign minister. could we be closer to a signature. >> i think the principal you have to think of when you talk about these meetings, is like an apple press. you tighten the pressure in the hope that the juice flows. there's a blockage in the pipeline. it is hamid karzai. he's not willing to sign the bilateral agreement. even john kerry will not speculate as to why he will not sign it. hamid karzai at the moment says no. susan rice went to kabul, he said no. as john kerry says on tuesday here in brussels, there are some 50 nations who are part of the effort to stablilize afghanistan. they have budgetary cycles, planning cycles, and you don't turn off military cycles like this. there has to be planning involved. n.a.t.o. says it needs the signature before the end of the year. n.a.t.o. officials said any signature will do. hamid k
under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what this idea, in the minds of people and for that matter, into world affairs. >> and central to the success of the process, that led to a peaceful transfer of power, was nelson mandela's insistence that there need be no losers, that all could win. >> we were not capitulating. you do not capitulate and
border are. >> the u.n. refugee agency agrees. >> often, there's a lot more check points in dallas, there's certainly a lot of fighting going on there. as you can see, this is a very different location that people find. this is an easier place to come through. >> it will take up to four days for the refugees to oh get screened, registered and taken to a camp. their longer journey is the one that's yet to start. that's the one for human dignity in compile. >> protestors in ukraine returned to the street in force today, this after reports the country's president met with the russian president. the meeting sparked fears an economic deal might be reached with russia quarterback further distancing the ukraine from the europeandown. >> there are reports that the ukrainian leader has signed a deal with russia securing according to reports, $17 billion worth of aid. ukraine, of course, desperately needs this money, simply to pay its creditors, the country's reserves are starting to run low, and it is in dire economic circumstances. these reports about the deal with russia are unconfirmed, but of
implicated the syrian president and more than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict. the u.n. says afghanistan is the world east most dangerous place for relief worker and said attacks on aid workers fripelled there and 36 have been killed and 46 injured and u.n. are not saying blame for attacks but taliban has taken responsible for many of them. activists including one american boerted boats in the gaza strip with restrictions on waterways in the mediterranean sea. israeli government said imports are monitored to prevent dangerous materials from entering occupied territory and the six mile restrictions hurt the economy and al jazeera's nick has more from jerusalem. >> six years israel controlled the seas and today activists wanted to take them back and living in gaza cannot go six miles from the coast and war ships block everything going in and going out and they say that strangled the economy and so they challenge the blockade and going straight for israeli ships and aware of the risk and they arrested and they attacked for sailing more than six miles out. >> we are armed with in
led the u.n. to send in peace keepers. they took pow of a coup in march and named themselves the first muslim leaders. they are accused of committing atrocities against christians. and they are also accused of killing civilians. peter, you're right 300 kilometers north of bagui. what is the situation there right now? >> well, thank you for having me. we saw very fires fighting. the troupes have fought very hard to separate the christians from each other and they have killed 11 muslims within the border. both sides are committing atrocities. just a few hours ago seleka fighters left a mother's body right next to her crying baby. >> what is in control right now? >> after the seleka forces were defeated. they took their forces to the catholic church where 35,000 people are sheltering. ththey sent them outside of the church and fired into the compound. if the peacekeeping forces were able to negotiate a departure of the anti-balaka forces, but both are using atrocities against the people to rule and take control. right now it's the seleka forces. >> you mentioned the african peacekeeping
of the big problems is security. the u.n. estimates that 300,000 people may have already been exploded. explode -- exploited. many in places that they are looking for safety. in schools and buildings like this one that have been turned into evacuation centers. children are unable to go to school. many living in disaster stones. stone zones. we have to go back to the situation before the typhoon where the poverty levels were high here and after the typhoon the communities have become more fragile and desperate. that has opened up the avenue for exploitation of women and children and also of men and boys. as emergency hope starts to dwindle people become more desperate. there is a new way of living here a life of struggle and uncertainty and sexual exploitation. as bad as the arrival of the typhoon was and from what you are saying and people are telling you, the worst days could be yet to come. >> yes indeed, and a lot of aid organizations i have talk the to say the government needs to to unveil a long term plan and the survivors need to have a sense of where their lives are headed. peop
of stagnation. >> the u.n. is marking today as international day for persons with disabilities. saying more than 1 billion people, 15% of the world's population live with a disability. the government estimates 19% of people have one, and many are children. some schools use technology to help kids learn, even if they can't see, hear or speak. roxana saberi visited one of those schools that specialises in eted u kating kids with severe disabilities. >> kids come to the henry viscardi school from all over new york. some, like chris, in an ambulance. the 16-year-old has a disability and he requires constant medical care. now he's on his way to earning a high school diploma. >> since i came here they taught me a lot, that there are no limits, and i can do anything. >> this confidence is in large part thanks to technology like this. >> do you remember how to do that? >> no. >> it's helping 180 students with severe disabilities who might otherwise not be able to study. >> i know what i want. i don't let anyone stop me. >> 20-year-old chelsea can't speak through her mouth, but this helps her to communt
welcome the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon, who has given a mandate to an african force to protect the population and ensure stability that would then lead to election. >> our correspondent is in central african report and we have this report on the violence that has taken over bangui. >> reporter: gunfire echos through the city. [ sirens ] >> reporter: some say this was an attempted coup d'État. security forces called celica. the streets of this once bustling city are almost deserted. those who venture out risk ending up like this. it's not clear how many people have died in this mortuary we counted 25 bodies. this woman lost her son. she didn't want to give us her name. >> i don't know what is happening in central african republic right now. if you go in you see people on the ground like animals who have been slaughtered. with the state of the country, where can i go? >> this is where most of the injured have been brought. most have wounds, women are being treated along side government soldiers. [ sobbing ] >> this woman asked god, why has this happened? there christian and musl
a chance of preventing for bloodshed. >> a team of u.n. weapons inspectors arrived in iran to tour a nuclear facility, the first time they've visited the site in more than two years. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to roll back its enrichment of uranium, which it uses to generate nuclear energy. the program could also build a bomb. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible ke any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you ask me what is the likelihood that we are able to arrive at the end state i was describing earlier, i want say it's more that 50/50, but we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other powers will meet to discuss implementing an great on the program. hassan ni says the deal that lists sanctions has helped his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest project by artist christo. he'll spread fabric high above the arkansas river. some say it will damage the eco >> it's called "over the river", and this is the river, the arkan
in infested skies. >>> a team of u.n. weapons inspect orders arrived in iran today. it's the first time they have had access to a nuclear facility in more than two years. president obama has said yesterday the pursuit of a long standing deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back its enrichment offun rainium which would be used to generate nuclear energy. iran insists it's nuclear program is peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for ran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likely that we are able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, you know, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> iran, the united states u.s. and five other world powers will meet this week to discuss a six-month deal to halt iran's nuclear program. the president said the deal which lifts sanctions has helped his country's economy. >>> this week on talk to al jazeera, iran's foreign minister mohammed zarif was asked if his country would
.s. to members of the u.n. are calling for restraint. at least people are dead. hundreds of others have been injured. the country is divided between hundreds of thousands of people for and against thailand's current regime. scott hideler joins us live from bangkok. scott, what's the latest? >> reporter: we are just outside a street that goes into the police headquarters, the metropolitan police headquarters. this is the focal point today. it's very interesting because this situation is evolving as we spe speak about an hour and a half ago, the police came out and spoke with the deputy governor of bangikok and they allowed th police to take away some of the barbed wire. some of the protesters helped with that. in the hour and a half since then, many more than protest orders have come. a few thousand have come. this will be the focal point for them. we know they are still negotiating inside. what's going to happen? they have said they are going to aallow protesters to cross this line. they haven't allowed that yet. the protest are not taking any chances. they have begun preparing for an onsla
. and not on the situation. >> the u.n. refugee agency agrees. >> there's more checkpoints in dara and a lot of fighting going on. as you can see, this is a quit location. this is an easier place to come through. >> it will take up to four days for the refugees to get screened, registered and taken to camp. the longer journey, however is yet to start. that is the search for security and human dignity in exile. >> more than 1,000 syrian refugees crossed into jordan in recent days. many walked six miles through the dessert. >> protests in ukraine are in the third week. widespread demonstrations in the capital started after the president backed away from an agreement with the european union. the deal w the deal was -- russia pressured them to sign a deal >> paying tribute to nelson mandela. a live report where a nation continues to honour the man they call father. >> plus, the changes ordered in the wake of last week's deadly commuter train derailment. >> i'm john henry smith. she them the money. someone has. it wasn't the yankees. details ahead in sport. >> start with one issue. add guests from all sides
in the attack. november was a very violent month in iraq and hundreds were killed and the u.n. says there has been a surge in execution-style attacks. more than 8,000 people have been killed since the beginning of this year and in november alone more than 500 civilians and 100 security forces were killed. chance of any friend of america is a traitor and hundreds of protesters called for a stop to u.s. drone strikes and demonstrators burned a likeness of president obama and the protest was staged by the defense of pakistan council and alliance of religious and political parties. meanwhile vice president joe biden begins a delicate diplomatic mission today and due to arrive in japan hoping to ease tensions in the bitter dispute with china and we report. >> they look like an army, they even act like an army but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self-defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself internationally questions are being asked whether
for israel to launch other attempts against other high ranking officials in hezbollah. >> thank you. n.a.t.o. leaders have warned that the n.a.t.o. mission in afghanistan could be in jeopardy if president hamid karzai does not sign the deal with the u.s. >> reporter: yes, the u.s. is increasing the pressure to sign the pact to allow coalition groups to stay in the country after 2014. the afghan government say they would like to sign the deal but on certain conditions. >> predominantly, these two days have been about afghanistan, particularly about the failure of the president had hamid karo put pen to paper and sign off on the security agreement between afghanistan and the coalition forces that will remain in afghanistan after 2020. the failure to even is calls problems from the planning point of view. there have been clarification on the departing afghan delegation. before they left they said that they would sign the deal in good time. they said they fully supported the deal. they put some conditions. they want assurances from the hall litheallies and the coalite mr. karzai puts pen
talks about the man we didn't know. >>> south africa has begun ten n days of remembrance for nelson mandela. people have been placing flowers and ca candles outside of his he in johannesburg. mandela will be buried a week from sunday. >>> u.s. unemployment rate dropped to a low of 5%. despite the sol li solid gains e wages barely increased. >>> merle newman an 85-year-old american veteran is freed tonight. he was detained by north korea for a month here is new video of him arriving at the airport in beijing. >>> melissa chan is following the story from san francisco tonight. and melissa we saw the images of mermerle, newman in china. >> well merle new maman is homer the holidays. the north core agre koreans arey unpredictable. the one thing belearned about newman is he was not entirely a normal soldier. he was part of the white tiger a special unit. so see ci see cit secret we didt it until the 19 1990's. kekenneth bay is still being hed what is the possibility that because newman was released that bay has a better chance of getting out as well. >> that san excellent question. >> wh
ford's new job. he's still the mayor of toronto, but is moonlighting in america. >>> scary at an n.b.a. game as an arena fills with smoke. buck conversation mark spears >>> toronto's controversial mayor could have a gig in america. he could join us u.s. sports radio show named sports junkies, he'll call in to washington w j.f.k. form for what may become a regular gig. he started the career while the toronto city council was stripping him of his powers. his canadian tv show "ford nation" lasted one episode. >>> basketball is on the docket for upsets and scary moments. mark is here with sports. of course rob ford has a sports radio show, didn't we see it coming. we'll take it. hot the hoops, oncamp u michigan was expected to roll over. this game, though, interesting. tar hills taking control. number one, michigan state would not go quietly. adrian payne nailed it. the spartans on an 18-6 run. tar hills on the road took over. jp took on dakota, giving north carolina a 6-point lean. james michael macadou - the he'lls all over the number one team. 71-69 the final. spartans striking 36%
, the chosen one. >> reporter: inside the u.n. security council thursday night a moment of silence. throughout new york city people celebrated mandela's life from singing in the streets to the marquis in harlem apollo theatre and spoke to the visit to the city in 1990. and he still remembers shaking mandela's hand that day. >> after all the years he was in prison you could see it really didn't break him, he was so very strong. >> his presence made us feel good like there is hope because if this man can spend that much time in prison and never gave in and never gave up for antiapartheid clauses, so of course that would be reflected in the community that he was visiting because we felt so positive that by him being here gone. we are live in new york erica with al jazeera america. >> and he really did change the world and thank you. people all over the world are coming together to remember mandela and his legacy and al jazeera's phil is joining us in london this morning outside the south african embassy and people in the uk have a strong connection with mandela since he was part of the movement f
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